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CHAPTER XVII

" But that would be a pity, Hubert, surely."
" I don't care," said Mr. Bailey. " It's time these Anglo-Indians were shown what we think of them. Stinkthrew hinted he would do the same."
" Yes, but you know that Major Stinkthrew is far too weak to resign. The vicar will let you go, Hubert, and then get Miss Pennywell on to the committee."
" By the way, were you at Lord's this year, Mr. Bailey ?" said Joan.
" Of course, Miss Bailey. Were you? " said Denis.
" No, I was in the country, you know."
" Hard cheese. I mean how very sad for you, my dear."
" In that case there will be a real dog fight," said Mr. Bailey. " Custard has got no more use for the bob and scrape brigade than I have. He told me yesterday he would rather see his daughter marry a Hindoo than one of these chicken-livered Anglo-Catholics. I'll give Custard that."
" Now change the plates, children," said Mrs. Bailey, who had been listening to both conversations.
" The truth is, we want a new vicar," said Mr. Bailey ; " and there won't be any peace in this place till we get one."
For the next few weeks Denis sailed, played cricket, went to tennis parties, and sketched. The first part of the holidays always went faster than the end. With the help of Joan, he made several half-hearted efforts to rouse his father's interest in 22 h.p. second-hand motor bicycles ; but apparently without much success. One evening at supper he tried a new approach to the problem. He decided, as nearly as were possible, to ask his father if he had been a lad in his youth, and if his father admitted as much, to suggest that motor bikes corresponded nowadays to the playthings of Mr. Bailey's boyhood.
" I suppose things were pretty gay, when you were a boy, father ?" he led off at a signal from Joan.
" How do you mean, gay ?" said his father.
" Well, I mean, there were more sportsmen, you know."

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